Silkman 2017 Reserve Chardonnay
Liz Silkman is quite simply queen of Chardonnay in the Hunter Valley; there can’t be many brands that take on every other winery in Australia in their second year and come out on top. In 2015 the 2014 Silkman Reserve Chardonnay did just that, beating 600 other wines from all over Australia to win the James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge.
Subsequent vintages have been fantastic and the Silkman style of Chardonnay now sets a benchmark for the Hunter and further afield. The wine is delicate and elegant with restrained use of beautiful French oak. The lean, mineral fruit characters are underpinned by excellent oak and acid structure and there is an excellent persistence of flavour. Simply gorgeous.